Technology Questions Chapters 1 - 6

  1. Technology is humans using objects to change the natural and human-made environment.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    A. True.
  2. Which of the following is not a basic feature of technology?



    A. Technology is a complex, space-age phenomenon
  3. Technology is a dynamic process because it _____.



    D. All of the above.
  4. Which of the following is a downside of technology?



    D. It can cause workers to lose their jobs.
  5. Technology extends human abilities or potential to do work.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    A. True.
  6. _____ is knowledge of the natural world.



    B. Science
  7. . The Middle Ages immediately followed the Renaissance.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    B. False.
  8. Which of the following is not true of the Industrial Revolution?



    D. Few changes in technology occurred during this period
  9. The printing press is a technological development that occurred during the _____.



    A. Middle Ages
  10. The Information Age places emphasis on _____.



    D. Both A and B.
  11. 1. Engineers research the natural world and develop the basic knowledge needed to develop
    products and processes.
    A. True.
    B. False
    B. False.
  12. Those who create businesses are called _____.



    C. entrepreneurs
  13. Which of the following operate on the principle of the inclined plane?



    A. The wedge and screw.
  14. Pulleys are grooved wheels attached to an axle.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    A. True.
  15. Wood can be classified as a(n) _____.



    D. genetic material
  16. The mechanical properties of a material include its _____.



    B. ductility
  17. _____ information describes the human-made world.



    A. Technological
  18. Energy produced by the sun and fire is _____ energy.



    B. radiant (light)
  19. A source of energy that comes from living matter is called renewable.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    A. True
  20. As the rate of technological development increases rapidly, time is becoming a less important
    resource.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    B. False.
  21. Resources must be used carefully because the quality and quantity of these inputs often
    determine the type of technology a society can use.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    A. True.
  22. Every technology has parts that work together in a predictable way.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    A. True.
  23. Inputs to a technological system include:



    D. All of the abovev
  24. Which of the following is consumed or processed by a technological system?



    B. Inputs.
  25. Tools are the most important input to technological systems.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    B. False.
  26. The second step in the problem-solving/design process is _____.



    A. developing solutions to the problem
  27. Production processes are used to _____.



    D. All of the above.
  28. Which of the following is not a function of management processes?



    B. Designing.
  29. Noise is a positive technological output.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    B. False.
  30. Feedback and control involve using information about the outputs of a process or system to
    regulate the system.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    A. True.
  31. Which of the following is not one of the four general ways technology systems can be
    categorized.



    C. Marketability of the outputs.
  32. Obsolete technologies can no longer efficiently meet human needs for products and services.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    A. True.
  33. Which of the following is an emerging technology?
    A. Laser machining.
    B. Space travel.
    C. Television.
    D. Both A and B.
    D. Both A and B.
  34. . _____ involves designing, developing, and specifying the characteristics of a product.



    C. Research and development
  35. Which of the following is an example of government-sponsored technological innovation?



    A. Mylar
  36. The most profitable companies exhibit high levels of management and worker cooperation.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    A. True.
  37. Which of the following types of technology converts information into media messages?



    C. Communication.
  38. Communication and information technologies seldom play a role in a product’s development.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    B. False.
  39. All technology systems are interrelated.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    A. True.
  40. The steps in the problem-solving/design process and management process change
    depending on the technology.
    A. True.
    B. False
    B. False
  41. The best solution to a problem might not meet all the criteria and constraints perfectly.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    A. True.
  42. A model allows designers and managers to review the solution’s performance.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    A. True.
  43. In the problem-solving/design process, communicating the final solution can include _____.



    C. Both A and B
  44. Harvesting is the final step in the agricultural process.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    B. False
  45. The first step involved in telecommunications technologies is _____.



    D. encoding
  46. Site preparation involves _____.



    D. All of the above.
  47. All energy is used immediately after it is gathered.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    B. False.
  48. Secondary processing changes industrial materials into equipment and products.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    A. True.
  49. 1. Control systems have been created to totally eliminate undesirable outputs.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    B. False.
  50. Some communication messages can be seen as undesirable outputs.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    A. True.
  51. Intended outputs are always desirable outputs.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    B. False.
  52. Steel production is an example of a(n) _____ output.



    A. immediate, intended, and desirable
  53. Feedback uses information from the _____ of a system to control or regulate the system or
    its inputs to affect the output.



    B. closed-loop control systems
  54. Monitoring devices are used to gather information, which is matched against standards.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    A. True.
  55. Which of the following are mechanical controllers?



    A. Cams.
  56. Automatic control systems can monitor, compare, and adjust the system without human
    interference.
    A. True.
    B. False.
    A. True
  57. Which of the following is an example of an external control?



    D. Public opinion.
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